Environment and Conservation

Environment and conservation

As a society we have become more aware of the importance of living and working sustainably. The demand for expertise in managing, protecting and restoring the natural environment and monitoring the impact of human activity, is growing, providing a diverse range of career options.

The Institute has been a pioneer of conservation and land management education since the early 1970's and has maintained ISO14001 EMS Certification since 2003.

We continue to provide training to meet the challenges of today's burgeoning green economy, with paraprofessional qualifications up to Diploma level and the Advanced Diploma of Applied Environmental Management.

The Institute also offers a range of greenskills and sustainability courses, including training for home and business sustainability assessors.

A look at the facts...

  • The Northern Sydney Institute is the only TAFE institute to hold ISO 14001 for Environmental Management Systems and is a Sustainability Advantage Gold Partner with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
  • Each year, NSI trains over 3000 students in the specific areas of land, environmental and coastal management. In addition, the Institute has over 2000 dedicated sustainability and greenskills modules for students from all areas of study.
  • The industry revenue for renewable energies will increase more than 8% per annum to reach $2.31 billion in 2017. Almost half of the renewable energy industry establishments in Australia are in NSW.

(Source: IBIS World and www.joboutlook.gov.au)

A career in environment and conservation

Possible job roles include:

  • bush regenerator
  • conservation worker
  • environmental consultant
  • indigenous lands worker
  • land rehabilitation worker
  • landcare officer
  • marine park management
  • natural resources manager
  • park ranger
  • environmental management
  • environmental technician
  • conservation worker
  • waste management professional
  • energy management professional
  • land manager
  • soil scientist

Study and career pathways

There is more than one pathway to a successful career, and it may not always be in a
straight line.

Our Career Guide will give you some idea of how the different qualifications fit together and what they mean in the industry.